Drawing to a close on the centenary ILO celebrations of 2019

RREUSE presented at the ILO’s 11th SSE (Social and Solidarity Economy) Academy during the year, contributing to the session in mid-October (14-18 October) which took place in the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security in Madrid, Spain. Approximately two hundred gathered for the SSE Academy travelling from five continents, for the event which aptly fell during the centenary celebrations of the ILO. The theme for the bi-annual academy, ‘The […]

RREUSE 2018 Impact & Activity Report

RREUSE 2018 Impact & Activity Report

RREUSE Activity Report 2018 Read more about our network and the policy work, communication activities and projects we undertook in 2018. Download the report here RREUSE Network Impact 2018 RREUSE members annually divert around 1,000,000 million tonnes of materials from landfill through re-use, repair and recycling, generating a combined turnover of 1,200,000,000 EUR. These activities enable the 850 social enterprises federated by RREUSE’s wider network to fulfil their social missions, […]

European Council adopts conclusions on the Economy of Wellbeing

European Council adopts conclusions on the Economy of Wellbeing

RREUSE welcomes news from Luxembourg that today, October 24th 2019, the Council of the European Union has adopted conclusions on the economy of wellbeing. Earlier in its presidency, Finland expressed the need for a paradigm shift in Europe towards an economy of wellbeing. [1] The council conclusions include recommendations and measures for both EU Member States and the Commission, stressing the need to move towards an economy that works for […]

New €1.3 million EU project to boost re-use policies

New €1.3 million EU project to boost re-use policies

On 22 and 23 October, EMULSA hosted the launch meeting of 2LIFES, a European project involving seven partners to promote re-use through public policies. 2LIFES is part of the fourth call of the Interreg Europe programme in which 170 applications were submitted and only 74 selected. The project officially started on 1 August 2019 and will last for 42 months, ending in 2023. With a budget of €1,383,826, 2LIFES operates […]

Grab your tools! Today is Repair Day!

We all have drawers and cupboards we don’t dare open anymore because we’re worried its unsteady and rickety content will knock us over… But you might find some forgotten gems left hibernating and in need of some tinkering. Today is Repair Day 2019, so arm yourself with tools (and a sturdy helmet…) and save these items from premature burial! Ever since 2017, Repair Day takes place every year to promote […]

SUBTRACT: New Interreg Project

SUBTRACT: New Interreg Project

RREUSE collaborates with six international partners on re-use. From the 7-10 October, partners from seven European countries, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, discussed the future of re-use in Europe at the headquarters of AURI, the Umbrian Waste and Water Authority in Perugia, Italy. Representatives from regional governments like Styria and Catalonia, waste authorities such as Vakin from Sweden, managers and experts of re-use centres were amongst […]

EU leap toward the Right to Repair needs an extra push

EU leap toward the Right to Repair needs an extra push

After having persistently pushed and advocated for measures facilitating repair[1], the RREUSE office optimistically welcomed the European Commission’s newly adopted EU Ecodesign regulations on 1 October 2019[2]. As of 2021 and for the very first time, the measures require manufacturers to produce longer-lasting products and provide professional repairers with spare parts up to 10 years after the purchase date. Added to that, spare parts will need to be replaceable using […]